Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp

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Looking to change up your grilling routine? Set aside standard chicken, burgers and steak for Lemon-Garlic ButterShrimp instead!

Shrimp are grilling rock stars. Not only do they require shorter marinating times than chicken or even other fish, but they cook very quickly which means dinner can be ready in minutes.

Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp are quickly marinated in the bright flavors of lemon zest and lemon juice, savory garlic and spicy red chile pepper flakes. After being skewered and quickly cooked on a hot grill, theyโ€™re slathered in a compound butter which mirrors the flavors in the marinade. Itโ€™s true what they say โ€“ big things do come in small packages!

Lemon-Garlic Butter Shrimp
Serves 2


16 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of one lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt

For the lemon-garlic butter:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 teaspoon red chile pepper flakes


Combine shrimp, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, red chile pepper flakes and salt in a large bowl. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine ingredients for lemon- garlic butter with a fork in a small bowl and set aside.
Preheat grill over medium-high heat. Place four shrimp on a skewer, then grill skewers for 2-3 minutes a side, or until shrimp are plump and pink. Remove to a platter, then slather with lemon garlic butter while hot. Serve immediately.

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  1. Wendy Hampton said:

    I’ve tried lemon garlic shrimp before and felt there was something missing. Now I know what it was. That touch of chili pepper flakes added a little pizzazz that I really enjoyed!

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  3. Susann said:

    These shrimp were delicious. Company loved them. Thank you for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚